For three sets of brothers — the Figueroas, the Polites and the Orrs — who all made the Emerging Scholars journey and wound up enrolled at Clemson together, the program helped the University become a vital part of life for entire families that never would have envisioned being Tigers a few short years ago.
The Clemson University Emerging Scholars Program, founded 15 years ago to establish a college-going culture among students in families from economically disadvantaged areas in the Lowcountry, is expanding to reach more students in the Pee Dee region.
Businessman and Clemson University trustee Mark Richardson and his wife, Kathryn, have given $1 million for a scholarship fund to help ensure that all Emerging Scholars students accepted into Clemson University can attend the school with financial aid.
Rising high school seniors in Clemson’s Emerging Scholars Program are on campus this summer learning skills that will ready them for college. And when they take their first math classes, they’ll have the latest in calculator technology to help them along the way. Casio America has given a graphing calculator to each senior in the […]
Clemson University alumnus Ron Taylor (’65) of Midland, Mich., has pledged $100,000 to the school’s Emerging Scholars program to establish the Captain Byron Wiley Emerging Scholars Memorial Endowment, along with annual support for the program.
Wells Fargo has given $210,000 to Clemson University to support the Call Me MISTER and Emerging Scholars programs. The gift will provide first-year scholarships for 50 young men in the Call Me MISTER program and fund six students throughout their Emerging Scholars experiences.
A Clemson University researcher who is helping extend the life of hybrid car batteries and has been invited to share her knowledge around the world will add to a string of honors Thursday when she goes to Charlotte to be recognized as an emerging leader in energy.
After more than a decade on campus, Clemson’s Emerging Scholars program continues to make higher education a reality for students who might not have seen college in their future. The program, started in 2002, helps underserved students from three Lowcountry counties learn more about the basics of applying to college and develop their skills in reading, writing and math through summer experiences and academic year activities.
Clemson University assistant professor Shaundra Daily has been recognized as a 2013 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
Sealevel Systems Inc. has created an endowment and scholarship fund to benefit students in Clemson University’s College of Engineering and Science. The $50,000 endowment, which will be given in $10,000 increments for five years, will establish the Sealevel Systems Inc. Annual Scholarship.
Since 1981, Wells Fargo has given more than $4 million to Clemson University. Among its many contributions, the company has established the Wells Fargo Student Scholarship Endowment within the College of Business, awarding more than 100 scholarships to date. The company’s dollar-for-dollar employee matching program has also provided substantial support. With 350 Clemson alumni working for Wells Fargo, the program has generated more than $760,000. Clemson recently celebrated another gift from Wells Fargo – an additional $300,000 gift benefitting Emerging Scholars and Call Me MISTER. $175,000 will support Call Me MISTER and $125,000 will benefit Emerging Scholars
Since 2002, Clemson's Emerging Scholars Program has been transforming the lives of students in Bamberg, Allendale and Hampton County, S.C. Unlike students educated in other parts of the state, those who are born in this corridor aren’t always provided with the same amount of resources. However, thanks to generous donors like Lisa Minnick '76, the Emerging Scholars Program is opening their eyes and giving them hope.
Jasmine Fields didn’t know what to expect when she signed up for Emerging Scholars, the college-access program, but once she stepped foot on Clemson’s campus, everything changed for the Allendale native.
Wells Fargo has boosted Clemson University’s Call Me MISTER and Emerging Scholars education programs with gifts of $200,000 and $150,000, respectively. The money will provide scholarships for young men in the MISTER program and fund six students throughout their Emerging Scholars experience.
Wells Fargo has given $500,000 to Clemson University to support two programs aimed at improving educational opportunities for underrepresented populations: Call Me MISTER and Emerging Scholars.